Carving My Pumpkin

Hey! Cheesy Halloween joke coming up! You’ve been warned ūüėČ

Q. Why did the ghost go into the bar?  РA. For the Boos

For this Halloween evening I thought I would post about my pumpkin! I carved it a few days ago and didn’t want to go for anything too complicated! I’ve seen some amazing designs, but I am not that creative!

My pumpkin was £1 from ASDA and all I used was a knife, a spoon and a pen to complete my pumpkin. I actually sat carving this in front of the TV whilst watching a Christmas film!

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Then, I drew the design for the top, cut it out and got all of the pumpkin seeds out! Then I drew the rest of the design and carefully cut all the pieces out.

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It turned out better than I expected! It looked very cute¬†by the fireplace¬†with the cob webs and spiders! Here’s my finished pumpkin ūüôā

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Thank you so much for¬†reading ‚̧

Did you carve a pumpkin this year?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

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My Halloween Cupcakes

Hey! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you’ve had a spooktacular day ūüôā I’m too old to go trick or treating, however I like to celebrate Halloween. This year I carved a pumpkin, made Halloween cupcakes and had a Halloween makeup look on today. My cupcakes turned out really well and tasted amazing!

I used Tanya Burr’s ‘Halloween Cupcakes’ recipe and added my own decoration onto the cakes. I purchased the cupcake cases and ‘Pumpkin & Bat’ sprinkles from ASDA and bought the cocktail sticks from Tiger!

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To get the blood effect on the cupcakes, I used red food colouring. I used a teaspoon to dribbled it over the icing. Make sure your icing is set first otherwise it just runs everywhere!

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I displayed them on a wooden board and offered them out to my friends and family. They were particularly nice with a hot chocolate and sat with a blanket ūüôā

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There’s my HALLOWEEN cupcakes!

Thank you so much for reading ‚̧

Have you made Halloween cupcakes?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

 

 

 

World Mental Health Day 2016

Hey! I’m so sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’m trying desperately to get back on track. Today is the 10th of October and that means it is World Mental Health Day. This subject is¬†very important and it¬†is close to my heart, so today’s post is all about raising awareness and stopping the stigma ‚̧

If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know that I uploaded a post called Mental Health & Me. I did this to share my story and to explain that I suffer from depression and anxiety. The feedback and comments I got from that post was brilliant, thank you all so much.

I also wanted to raise awareness about mental health and I think today is a fantastic opportunity for millions of people to help stop the stigma. Having¬†a mental illness doesn’t define who you are, just like having a physical illness wouldn’t. However, people understand that more because they can physically see something is wrong. When researching about mental health, I came across a statistic which states that ‘if we don’t act quickly, depression will be the leading illness globally by 2030’. That shocked me massively and goes to show how important talking about mental health and improving the treatment is.

Anxiety and depression disorder is the most common mental health problem in the UK and people who suffer with any mental illness somehow feel like it’s their own fault. They feel ashamed, embarassed, lonely, they feel like that have to hide it and battle it¬†on their own. It’s time to talk and it’s time to change. If you suffer with a mental health problem¬†here are some things to help you:

  • Talk about your feelings
  • Get help –¬†websites, helplines, your GP, talking to someone you trust
  • Exercise and eat well
  • Make time for yourself
  • Use relaxation techniques
  • Realise your emotional health is important
  • Be strong – You ARE worthy and brave.

Mental Health affects 1 in 4 of us. Someone you know is suffering with a mental illness right now. ‘Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean its not there’ Be supportive. Talk about it. Normalise it. Let’s end the stigma. We can make a change ‚̧

I love you all. Please use this hashtag today and raise awareness EVERY day Р#WorldMentalHealthDay2016

Love Abbie x